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Fifth Graders Revisit King's 'Dream' Speech At The Lincoln Memorial

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After the speech, the whole class sings three Civil-Rights-inspired songs together, including "We Shall Overcome."
LA Johnson, NPR
After the speech, the whole class sings three Civil-Rights-inspired songs together, including "We Shall Overcome."

On Friday, the fifth graders from Watkins Elementary School in Washington, D.C., gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to recite Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I have a Dream" speech. Each student delivered one line at a small lectern, and then the class sang songs from the Civil Rights era. This is the fourteenth year of the celebration.

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